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Grand Reopening Celebration


Celebrate The Columbus Museum's grand reopening! With open sightlines, natural light, and renewed connections to the Bradley Olmsted Garden, the Museum will showcase reimagined history and art galleries, an interactive children’s gallery and garden, a welcoming public courtyard, a new grab-and-go café, and more. Discover exciting new acquisitions by artists Nick Cave, John Singleton Copley, Jacob Lawrence, Charles Bird King, and more. Explore special reopening exhibitions and loans on view including works by Andy Warhol, Amy Sherald, Elaine de Kooning, Alma Thomas, John Singer Sargent, and more. With so much to see and do, immerse yourself in this revitalized cultural destination! 


Public Grand Reopening Weekend
Saturday, May 4 | 10 A.M. – 10 P.M.
Sunday, May 5 | 1 – 5 P.M.

Free for the Public

Reopening Gala

Friday, April 26
6 – 11 P.M.


Members and friends are invited to an exclusive evening celebration offering a first look at the reimagined Museum. Indulge in culinary delights from Dennis Dean Catering, a premier Atlanta-based catering company known for over a decade of creative, high-quality cuisine.

Immerse yourself in exceptional musical performances that will have you on your feet! Okorie “OkCello” Johnson is an American cellist-songwriter whose artistry integrates cello performance, live-sound-looping, improvisation, and storytelling - all culminating in original compositions that collide classical with jazz, EDM, reggae, and funk. Okorie has performed and recorded with major celebrated artists such as India Arie, De La Soul, and Big Boi of OutKast, amongst many others.

1 More Song Band features exceptional vocalists, high-energy choreography, and a dynamic rhythm section. From pop and hip-hop to Motown and swing, these talented musicians are sure to bring the energy and fun to keep the dance floor hopping.


Public Grand Reopening Weekend

Saturday, May 4, 10 A.M.  10 P.M.
Sunday, May 5, 1 – 5 P.M.
Free for the Public

The public is invited to a free weekend celebrating the reimagined Columbus Museum and the area’s vibrant cultural scene. The weekend kicks off at 10 A.M. on Saturday, May 4 with a celebratory ribbon-cutting ceremony followed by two days of nonstop fun and interactive programming and activities for visitors. Highlights include docent-led tours, a mystery scavenger hunt, collaborative art making, children’s story time, food trucks, giveaways, and a Saturday night silent disco.

Enjoy performances by local artists from the Rainey-McCullers School of the Arts, Springer Theater Academy, Youth Orchestra of Greater Columbus, Columbus State University Schwob School of Music, and many more.




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